Data never lies... does it? Spurious Correlation!!!

With the advent of more data and incredible leaps in computing power at our disposal, we can find the most nuanced correlations with extreme ease.


Other high correlation gems (94%+) like
  • Per capita consumption of cheese (US) correlates with Number of people who died by becoming tangled in their bedsheets (link)
  • Divorce rate in Maine correlates with Per capita consumption of margarine (US) (link)
  • US crude oil imports from Norway correlates with Drivers killed in collision with railway train (link)

More can be found at (link)

Thanks for sharing this gem, Mr. Dave the Wave!


  1. Shadowcringer1:22 PM PDT

    But I thougt that Big Data doesn't lie!!! *whine*


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